UPDATE: TechCrunch has confirmed that Slack has raised a $42.75 million round led by The Social + Capital Partnership, with participation from existing Tiny Speck investors Accel Partners and Andreessen Horowitz. According to TC, Slack now has 60,000 daily users.
It appears we're damn good at what we do.
Less than two weeks after listing Slack on our April edition of the Techvibes 20—a bi-monthly list highlighting the moment's hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada—the Vancouver-born startup has allegedly raised a whopping $30 million in fresh funding, according to a report from TechCrunch. How's that for the TV20 doing its job?
For those who don't know, Slack was launched by Stewart Butterfield, a Canadian entrepreneur who founded Flickr, which was acquired by Yahoo for a tidy sum. Slack was built by Tiny Speck, which previously created a game called Glitch and so far has raised $17 million from the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and Accel Partners.
In a nutshell, Slack is a collaboration platform targeted at enterprises. It lets users port in conversations and links to other work from other apps, such as Dropbox and GitHub.